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August 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

13 Strategies Consultants Use to Guide Change

Change can be difficult. Here are ways to make it happen.   

One of the challenges of being a consultant is helping your client make needed or desired changes. Consultants can identify the required change, but they don’t have direct control over its implementation. They need to work with their clients as …

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  • July 30, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Retraining the Workforce for Tomorrow’s Jobs

    It's time to build job skills for the future

    We’ve all heard how automation and artificial intelligence are going to replace human beings in the workplace, leave millions unemployed, many jobs entirely in the hands of robots, and fundamentally change the workplace forever. Many people are already aware that …

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  • July 15, 2020 | Insights | Steven Lesser

    On Being a Consultant

    Thoughts on how to become a valued consultant

    Many people have chosen the path of being a consultant. Businesses hire internal or external consultants to help them achieve their goals. But sometimes it’s not clear if being a consultant is “a good thing or a bad thing.” Not …

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  • June 9, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Why Remote Work is Here to Stay

    We won't all go back to the office once this is over

    COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core. There is no doubt that the world after the pandemic subsides will be markedly different from the world before it. One aspect of our lives that has already changed and will never …

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  • May 21, 2020 | Insights | Amanda Finn

    Embracing Adaptation During Challenging Times

    Flexibility is key in a changing work environment

    From mom and pop shops to major corporations, businesses are dealing with the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. More than half of Americans are now working from home whereas less than 25 percent worked from home, even occasionally, …

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  • May 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Managing Risk in Your SME

    You’re never too small to be at risk

    Many people think that risk management is only relevant to major organizations with big budgets who run mega-projects or who work in a regulated or safety-critical industry sector. Those of us who own or manage a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) might …

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  • May 4, 2020 | Knowledge | Steven Lesser

    Making the Most of Virtual Meetings

    Ideas for making your next online meeting more effective

    The topic of “meetings” is one that usually elicits groans, that then lead to lots of bad, cringe-worthy meeting stories, with rarely good outcomes. As we know, meetings don’t always require physical attendance. The COVID-19 pandemic social distancing has found …

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  • April 16, 2020 | Insights | Amanda Finn

    Creativity in the Workplace and Why it Matters

    This job skill is increasing in importance

    Employees crave challenges. Freelancers crave breadth. Companies crave attention.  In all three scenarios the common, simplest answer, is creativity. Creativity can help workers stay interested and focused on the job. In a 2018 Udemy study 54% of surveyed employees indicated that …

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  • April 1, 2020 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    Project Management and Coronavirus

    Project management helps address the unexpected

    Many people have heard a lot about project management but do not really know how it works. A very effective example of project management in action is visible in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s live address on March 24 on how New …

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  • March 12, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    The State of the Gig Economy

    The changing gig landscape includes new regulations

    There are many reasons why people choose to work in the gig economy. In a 2018 study by Gianpiero Petriglieri, Susan Ashford, and Amy Wrzesniewski, the people interviewed valued the independence that came with being an independent contractor working gigs …

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  • March 1, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Automation and the Meaning of Work

    Artificial intelligence will change how we think about work

    The automation of work promised by artificial intelligence is often seen as a source of great potential for the handful of people who stand to profit from it, including those who will own the machines that replace people, and a …

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  • February 19, 2020 | Knowledge | Amanda Finn

    4 Ways Freelancers Can Find New Work

    Smart strategies to find opportunities, outside of gig sites

    The toughest part of freelancing is, arguably, finding new work. When it comes to paying the bills, freelancers know the hustle life better than most, but gig sites aren’t always the answer. Especially now that places like Upwork cost freelancers money without …

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